The Milwaukee Bucks boycotted Wednesday’s NBA play-off game against the Orlando Magic in an apparent protest against racial injustice following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in their home state of Wisconsin last week. Subsequently, the NBA postponed its two other play-off games scheduled for Wednesday night.
Additionally, three WNBA games were also called off, as were two Major League Baseball games – one of which was due to take place in Milwaukee. Five of the six scheduled Major League Soccer games were also postponed.
Baseball matches between the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee, and between the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres in San Diego, were also postponed.
Blake was shot on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, apparently in the back and in front of his children, with the incident captured on phone video, igniting new protests over racial injustice in several cities.